Author Archive: Jef Burnham

Jef is a writer and educator in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a degree in Media & Cinema Studies from DePaul University, but sometimes he drops it and picks it back up again. He's also the Editor-in-Chief of FilmMonthly.com and is fueled entirely by coffee (as if you couldn't tell).

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Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition

Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition

| May 15, 2017

When I think back on the first wave of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, Wonder Woman (2009) may not stand out to me as the most ambitious or even the most impressive. Of the first six animated DC pictures released between 2007 and 2009, though, Wonder Woman has always stuck out to me as perhaps […]

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Get Out Blu-ray Giveaway

Get Out Blu-ray Giveaway

| May 15, 2017

It’s huge giveaway time! We’re giving away one Blu-ray copy of Jordan Peele’s powerful critique of the notion of a “post-racial America,” Get Out, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Get Out arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 23rd from Universal. And if you want to be entered to win a FREE copy of Get Out (and […]

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Caltiki: The Immortal Monster

Caltiki: The Immortal Monster

| April 25, 2017

When Arrow Video announces the release of anything horror, my interest is immediately piqued. And it’s piqued that much more when that title is something I’m generally unfamiliar with, like 1959’s Caltiki: The Immortal Monster. Arrow they announced it, I looked it up and watched its trailer, and what did I learn? It’s some kind […]

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Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells in Chicago for 35th Anniversary Screening

Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells in Chicago for 35th Anniversary Screening

| April 24, 2017

On April 29, 2017, Vernon Wells will be at the Patio Theater in Chicago for the Sci-Fi Spectacular movie marathon, signing autographs and participating in a Q&A after the event’s 35th Anniversary screening of The Road Warrior. More details on the film lineup and vendors below, but be sure to let them know on the event’s Facebook […]

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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

| April 18, 2017

Anyone who knows the Teen Titans outside of the stray episode or two of Teen Titans Go is likely familiar with “The Judas Contract” storyline from 1984. It’s seminal Titans, perhaps the most iconic run of Teen Titans comics in the entire history of DC Comics. It was therefore only a matter of time before […]

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Split

Split

| April 18, 2017

Now I’m not the sort of person who’s going to dismiss a movie simply because M. Night Shyamalan’s name is attached. I’ve met plenty such people, and dismissing all current and future works by any filmmaker simply because of a few perceived missteps doesn’t make sense to me at all. Nor, however, am I some […]

Tales from the Hood: Collector’s Edition

Tales from the Hood: Collector’s Edition

| April 15, 2017

Whenever I find myself in a discussion of history’s great horror anthology films, I inevitably express my adoration of producer Spike Lee’s Tales from the Hood (1995), a film that arguably changed my life. After all, as I recall, this was the film that indirectly resulted in my now decades-long love affair with Blaxploitation cinema, […]

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The Phantasm Collection

The Phantasm Collection

| April 10, 2017

I know it’s only April, but I’m calling it right now. When 2018 rolls around and people start cobbling together their lists of the Best Blu-ray Releases of 2017, you’ll find no shortage of horror fans whose lists declare Well Go USA’s The Phantasm Collection to be bar-none the #1 release of 2017. And the […]

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Punchline

Punchline

| April 3, 2017

As someone who periodically goes through phases in which I obsess over standup comedy, I’d long been fascinated by the idea behind the film Punchline (1988), a film set in the world of standup comedy and starring Sally Field alongside the immensely funny Tom Hanks at the height of his comedy phase. The thing is, […]

Pulse (1988)

Pulse (1988)

| April 2, 2017

The premise of 1988’s Pulse alone might not inspire much confidence in viewers that it’s going to be any good at all. The premise: evil electricity stalks a family. Is it a ghost in the machine, like, you know, in Ghost in the Machine (1993)? Is it a demon or an alien entity? Or is […]

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